Things you didn`t know about SKECHERS

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Things you didn`t know about SKECHERS
which feature bio-engineered mesh.
SKECHERS Performance is a collection of
technical footwear designed with a focus on a
specific activity to maximise performance and
promote natural motion.
l SKECHERS GOrun 4 is the latest update to the
collection of lightweight, flexible running shoes that
features a midfoot strike design for efficient running
a natural running feel. SKECHERS GOmeb Speed 3
is the high-performance racing shoe worn by elite
marathon runner Meb.
l SKECHERS GOwalk is designed for walking
and casual wear, and offers performance features
in a comfortable casual slip-on. SKECHERS
on-the-GO footwear fuses iconic designs and
premium materials with SKECHERS Performance
technologies for comfort and style.
l SKECHERS GOtrain is designed for the gym and
features a wider forefoot and extended outriggers
for maximum stability and control at lateral and
medial strike points.
The SKECHERS Performance Division has signed
on seven-time PGA TOUR champion Matt Kuchar,
currently ranked fifth in the world, as the first brand
ambassador and face of the SKECHERS GOgolf
line.
The Company hit the 1,000th store mark in
November 2014. Currently in this region, they have
60 retail stores and this will increase to 84 stores
by March 2015. SKECHERS noe have stores in
UAE, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, KSA, Kuwait, Lebanon,
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MARKET
A billion-dollar plus global leader in the high
performance and lifestyle footwear industry,
SKECHERS USA, Inc designs, develops and markets
more than 3,000 styles for men, women and
children. The company offers two distinct footwear
categories: a lifestyle division and the SKECHERS
Performance division. The company also makes a
wide range of dynamic kids’ shoes marketed with a
cast of animated characters for boys and girls.
Lifestyle Brands
SKECHERS USA category of “black and brown”
casuals, dress casuals, relaxed fit shoes with
memory foam, seasonal sandals and boots and
casual low-profile fusion styles.
SKECHERS Sport footwear for men and women:
from SKECHERS Memory Foam insoles, Skech-Knit
and Stretch Weave by SKECHERS, to classic and
lightweight styles, sandals and boots.
SKECHERS Active, sneakers for active females.
Select sporty low-profile styles have SKECHERS
Memory Foam insoles under the names
Sport Active, Sport Flex, and Relaxed Fit from
SKECHERS.
BOBS from SKECHERS espadrilles, vulcanised
shoes and BOBS at Home slippers are designed for
young women and girls.
SKECHERS Kids line includes infants’, toddlers’,
boys’ and girls’ boots, shoes and sneakers backed
by a cast of characters: lighted shoes like S-Lights,
Hot Lights by SKECHERS and Luminators by
SKECHERS; stylish SKECHERS Cali for Girls;
breathable Airators by SKECHERS; easy closures
like SKECHERS Super Z-Strap and Elastika by
SKECHERS; spinning Bella Ballerina by SKECHERS
shoes, bejeweled Twinkle Toes by SKECHERS;
athletic-inspired Sporty Shorty by SKECHERS;
lightweight Air-Mazing by SKECHERS for older
boys; washable Foamies by SKECHERS; and
SKECHERS GOrun and SKECHERS GOwalk for
boys and girls.
Designed for men and women with jobs that
require certain safety requirements, SKECHERS
Work casuals, field boots, hikers and athletic shoes
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have protective features like safety toe, electrical
hazard, waterproof and slip-resistant technologies.
The line undergoes industry testing standards and
incorporates designs from the other SKECHERS
men’s and women’s lines to offer SKECHERS styling
on the job and off.
SKECHERS Performance brands
SKECHERS Performance is a collection of technical
footwear designed with a focus on a specific activity
to maximise performance and promote natural
motion.
Designed for serious and recreational runners,
the SKECHERS GOrun category includes
lightweight, flexible SKECHERS GOrun 4 running
shoes; SKECHERS GOrun ride 4 with enhanced
cushioning; SKECHERS GOrun ultra with maximum
cushioning, and SKECHERS GOmeb Speed 3,
the high-performance racing shoe worn by elite
marathon runner Meb.
SKECHERS GOwalk is designed for walking and
casual wear, and offers performance features in a
comfortable slip-on.
Additional SKECHERS Performance shoes include
the SKECHERS GObionic collection, bio-responsive
shoes designed to mimic the foot’s natural
movements; the all-around trainer SKECHERS
GOtrain for the gym and intense workouts; and
SKECHERS GOgolf for the golf course.
In the Middle East market alone, SKECHERS sold
more than four million pairs of shoes last year.`
With more than 1,000 stores across six
continents and
a presence in
accounts all over,
efficient distribution
methods and
regional as
well as global
celebrities and
events, SKECHERS
rapidly gets its
thousands of
styles in the hands
of consumers
everywhere.
With more
than 3,000 styles
spanning lifestyle
and performance footwear categories, SKECHERS
has built a solid foundation for growth and their
portfolio of brands is stronger than ever. They plan
to continue to build their presence worldwide
over the years with their growing network of
subsidiaries, global and regional celebrities and
growing product offering.
ACHIEVEMENTS
SKECHERS has had much recognition in the
footwear and business industries – from being
anointed “The Hottest Act in Shoe Biz” on the
cover of Forbes, one of America’s most prestigious
business magazines, to winning Footwear Plus
magazine’s Company of the Year award five times.
In October, SKECHERS won the Footwear News
Company of the year award for 2014.
In 2013, they won “Excellence in Children’s design”
and “Excellence in running design” awards from
Footwear Plus. And SKECHERS GO won the Brand
of the Year from Footwear News.
SKECHERS through its innovative product
offering has become the number two brand in
America, second only to NIKE.
SKECHERS is the first brand to successfully sell
such a diverse range of lifestyle footwear to so
many worldwide. The SKECHERS Performance
division was named the official footwear and
apparel sponsor at the Chevron Houston
Marathon. Through BOBS from SKECHERS line,
they have donated more than ten million pairs of
shoes to children over the world.
HISTORY
The company started in 1992 with around a
dozen employees in a beach house on Southern
California’s Manhattan Beach with a single utility
boot that became hugely successful in the 1990’s
grunge era – and expanded from there. They
started with a single look. And now, over twenty
years later, they offer more than 3,000 styles of
lifestyle and performance products across their
various divisions.
The brand’s core vision has been the same since
day one and every year more and more people
around the globe are embracing SKECHERS.
PRODUCT
SKECHERS lifestyle footwear collections are
designed to offer trend-right, high-quality product
for men, women and kids worldwide – and
SKECHERS Performance Division offers the latest
performance technology to serious athletes and
enthusiasts.
SKECHERS shoes are supported with dynamic
points of purchase that not only drive people
to their displays in-store, but also showcase the
latest technology and encourage consumers to
experience the product. They also design their
packaging in tandem with our POP so consumers
can take the SKECHERS experience home.
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
SKECHERS believes in the motto “Innovate to
Elevate” across the various categories within the
company.
l Relaxed Fit from SKECHERS is a line of trendright casuals with a wider toe box for men
and women who want all-day comfort without
compromising style. Characteristics of the line
include comfortable outsoles, SKECHERS Memory
Foam insoles and quality leather uppers.
l SKECHERS Memory Foam styles are designed
with a high volume memory foam insole that
contours to your foot and provides greater
comfort. The lightweight and ultra-soft looks also
feature a flexible outsole and soft uppers, some of
Jordan, Egypt, Mauritius, Kenya, Georgia, Armenia,
Angola, Libya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Tunisia and
Namibia.
SKECHERS recently partnered with Jakks to
feature kids’ shoes in children’s toys like Cabbage
Patch Kids and miWorld, a fantastic opportunity for
the brand. They also are sponsors of high-profile
events such as the Chevron Houston Marathon
Celebrity product endorsees for SKECHERS’
collections include world-famous drummer Ringo
Starr, multi-platinum recording artist Demi Lovato,
model and actress Kelly Brook, TV personality
Brooke Burke-Charvet, legendary quarterbacks Joe
Montana and Joe Namath, baseball stars Pete Rose
and Mariano Rivera, as well as The Voice winner
Danielle Bradbery. Elite marathon champion and
Boston Marathon winner Meb Keflezighi, elite
runner Kara Goucher, and pro golfer Matt Kuchar
also represent the SKECHERS Performance
Division.
PROMOTION
SKECHERS is a marketing machine that believes in
the motto, “Unseen, Untold, Unsold.” They promote
their products through a 360 degree marketing
approach spanning print, TV, outdoor, in-mall,
electronic and social media platforms.
SKECHERS have commercials on Orbit
Showtime Network which air across the GCC,
Levant and North Africa. This, combined with
sponsorship of shows like “The Voice” on OSN
aired at the same time as the US helps cement the
brand-building process.
They have also initiated grassroots marketing
programmes where they work closely with
athletic departments of schools and universities
to identify athletic talent and develop them. They
seed products with their “mini
brand ambassadors” in schools, and
promote the brand in the running
community.
SKECHERS have locally signed
on Ismail Ssenyange as a local brand
ambassador for the performance
division. Ismail has won numerous 10Ks
and half marathons in the region and
recently he finished second in the 2013
San Francisco Marathon.
One of the driving forces in marketing
for SKECHERS Performance
is the slogan, GO LIKE NEVER BEFORE for their
GO product.
More recently in the 2014 Boston Marathon, Meb
Keflezighi completed the 26.2-mile course in a pair
of SKECHERS GOmeb Speed 3 racing shoes.
SKECHERS connect with their consumers
through banner ads, eblasts, email newsletters,
reward programmes and social media sites like
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram – where
they offer periodic online contests to build buzz
about their brands. Through the online medium,
they interact with customers, post product reviews
and gather feedback from customers in order to
enhance their SKECHERS experience.
BRAND VALUES
SKECHERS footwear reflects a combination of
style, quality and value that appeals to a broad
range of consumers. SKECHERS offers consumers
a vast array of fashionable footwear that satisfies
their active, casual, dress casual and athletic
footwear needs. Their core consumers are styleconscious men and women who are attracted
to the youthful brand image and fashion-forward
designs; athletes and fitness enthusiasts attracted
to the performance footwear; and kids who love
stepping into the latest innovations, from flashing
lights to shoes that spin.
They want customers to enjoy the complete
SKECHERS experience: from access to the latest
trends and innovative technology, to exposure to
dynamic marketing and the growing breadth of
their brand. The brand offers progressive quality,
styling, comfort and affordability.
Offering a diverse range of product designed for
every consumer: be it styles for fashion mavens,
boys and girls who love their product and the
characters associated with the kids’ range, and
marathon runners in search of innovative running
technology.
SKECHERS do this by offering a great range
of product, targeting their marketing across all
channels, and making their styles accessible to
consumers in an ever-growing number of stores
around the world.
Things you didn’t know about
SKECHERS
SKECHERS’ very first footwear style was the
Cascades logger boot.
l Britney Spears was SKECHERS’ first international
celebrity endorsee.
l Past SKECHERS endorsees include reality
star Kim Kardashian, Marvel action hero Robert
Downey Jr., country singer Carrie Underwood, and
songstress Christina Aguilera.
l SKECHERS’ North American distribution centre
can ship more than 100 million pairs every year.
l More than 120 countries and territories sell
SKECHERS products.
l SKECHERS shoes are sold on every continent,
except Antarctica.
l The SKECHERS brand launched in 1992.
l The name SKECHERS means a kid who can’t sit
still.
l SKECHERS has even had a TV series called
Zevo-3 on Nickelodeon.
l Meb was the first American in 31 years to win
the Boston Marathon in 2014 – and he did it in
SKECHERS SKECHERS GOmeb Speed shoes.
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